Saturday, October 31, 2009

Aiken Fans Trick or Treat for Funds

Graphic by Fountaindawg

During the Oct. 30-31 Trick or Treat Campaign, a total of 316 donations raised approximately $4,630 and boosted the National Inclusion Project from 13th to 10th place in America's Giving Challenge.

With six days remaining, the National Inclusion Project has earned a total of $14,670 in donations and placement awards. A Final Push Party is planned for the last 24 hours from 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, to 2:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

Unique donations (one a day) of $10 or more count towards daily and overall contest totals, for which there will be monetary awards for the top charities.

More info below.

2010 Clay Aiken Calendar

Fans Raise Funds for Inclusion

Besides current fundraising campaigns through special charity giveaways, this holiday season Clay Aiken fans will also participate in the annual Wrapping for Inclusion and Deck the Halls projects.

Many will order the 2010 calendar of photos by toni7babe assembled each year by Rosa Shurtz. All proceeds after costs go to the National Inclusion Project.

The lead photo above is the calendar cover, and these are double clickable samples for January, April, October, and December.

Cost of the calendar is $21 through Paypal or $20 by personal check. Interested persons should email Rosa -- -- for further details. Use the email address for Paypal orders.

Order and print deadline is Nov. 15. Calendars will be shipped before Christmas.

I will always remember Susan Guinn (xxx4clay), who was in the hospital undergoing treatments this time last year, finally losing her battle with cancer in July.

Susan had inquired about a 2009 calendar before entering the hospital. I hoped a Clay Aiken calendar would benefit my friend and help her through some rough times, so I asked Rosa to send mine to West Virginia instead.

She did. A few days later a calendar arrived in my mailbox also. Help Rosa with her annual fundraising project for inclusion. She is very special ... and your wall will handsomely improve!

Wrapping for Inclusion raises funds as well as awareness for the work of the National Inclusion Project. As in past years, shoppers in malls and at various stores will have their gifts wrapped and learn about the work of the foundation.

If you are new to WFI and would like to volunteer, see Wrapping for Inclusion at the NIP website.

Mark Your Calendar

Set your clock and calendar for Thursday-Friday (Nov. 5-6) 3 p.m. - 2:59 p.m., for the Final Push Party to raise National Inclusion Project funds through America's Giving Challenge on Facebook. Minimum for a unique donation is $10.

Recruit others to support inclusion in this way. As of 3 p.m. Halloween Day, donations for the National Inclusion Project totaled $14,670. Each $10,000 raised funds one "Let's All Play" summer camp.

Clickable by LovesClaysVoice

Through the Deck the Halls project, supporters raises money for inclusion and dectorate homes and offices with beautiful, handmade Rockdale wreaths. Order deadline is Nov. 16.

For more details about the America's Giving Challenge and Deck the Halls, including wreath samples, see the previous Carolina entry: Trick or Treat with the Clay Nation.

Below is a clickable of the opening graphic by Fountaindawg:

Clickable by Fountaindawg

Have a great week, Clay Nation!


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SueReu said...


Great Graphics, beautiful calendar!!

Thanks Caro!!!

katy said...

I love the Clay Aiken calendar and your story about Susan. I hope this encourages people to Trick or Treat for inclusion by donating to the National Inclusion Project.

LovesClaysVoice said...

Great blog Caro! We are going into the homestretch of America's Giving Challenge! We are doing great, but we need to continue promoting it until the very last minute!!!! We can do this!!!!

Happy Halloween! ;)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful calendar and for a great cause!

musicfan said...

Caro...Isn't it fun seeing the total grow?? A big thank you to all the people who have donated and another thank you to the cheerleaders!!

The calendar is beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing!!

fgs said...

Fans have raised enough funds through the Christie Cookie charity and through donations at the Giving Challenge for two camps. If we can stay near the top for the Giving Challenge we can add one more camp. This doesn't count the funds raised at the Gala. The NIP is certainly a worthy organization.

gerra said...

Great ways to raise money for the National Inclusion Project!

ImGranny said...

Great blog! I hope we can keep the National Inclusion Project in a position to receive a monetary award in addition to the donations raised.

I also ordered 2 calendars. I write birthdays and appointments on one and keep the other one clean.

Sandy said...

I love that fans of Clay always come together to show their support. This is a great fundraiser. Always a proud fan and will be one forever!


Anonymous said...

Caro, Thanks so much for keeping us informed. I especially like the photos of the grandkids. They are so adorable.

Always looking forward to your blogs, Happy November! Anticipating 2010 with much excitement!